As stated above, I have a Compaq Evo n600c with a PIII, 512 MB RAM, and have been trying to get Mandrake 9.1 to run. I am a Linux newbie, and know very little about troubleshooting this OS, but do hope to learn more once this issue has been resolved.
I use KDE, and when I open the processor monitor, it shows to be operating at 100% constantly. I assume this is the reason simple tasks take a long time to complete, such as opening Konsole takes approx. 2 minutes, Control Center about 3-4 minutes. As you can imagine, this is frustrating to the point of not wanting to use Mandrake Linux until this problem is resolved (which is why I currently dual-boot XP Pro).
Is there a way to fix this, or would switching to Suse, Gentoo, or RedHat fix this problem?
ben at eastex dot net